We’re all for investment bags, but there are a fair few that just aren’t worth the hefty price tag, and the things you’ll have to give up in order to afford them.
I’d just like to point out that I have personally tapped into the “rainy day” piggy bank on several occasions for a piece of sumptuous, scrumptious and downright beautiful pieces of arm candy, but there are some that even a bag hag like me is able to resist and find the strength to not invest in.
As I’ve said before, there aren’t many bags that I would say no to, but here’s a list of 5 that definitely won’t be tempting me anytime soon!
Sorry Mary-Kate and Ashley. I’ve loved you from the Full House days and adore your work for The Row but I’m not a fan of this backpack or the hefty price tag. I’d happily give up food to buy a handbag (and as a Greek, this is a bold statement – we like our food!) but this is definitely not one of the pieces I’d sacrifice a lamb kebab for.
Balenciaga Papier A4 python print tote
If I had Brangelina’s bank account, then I wouldn’t think twice about snapping one of these badboys up, but for us everygirls, the non croc, less in your face and slightly less expensive Balenciaga bags are a better investment. They make pretty much the same statement, you’d be able to get away with wearing them during every season no matter what, we won’t be afraid to take them out of the dust bags, and we won’t be dreading a call from the bailiffs. Winner!
Judith Leiber Puppy Sequin clutch bag
I love puppies and dammit I love bags but I don’t think the two should really join forces. The only time a dog and a bag is acceptable is if we’re talking about a cute handbag dog which is being carried in aforementioned handbag Paris Hilton style. I’d rather spend £4,350 on some serious bling, a few Mulberry bags or even put it towards a deposit on a permanent place of residence. That’s not boring, right?
In my opinion there are just far better bags you can spend your money on. A bag with sparkles, a bag that goes with more outfit possibilities and a bag which will remain a wardrobe staple for ever. I don’t see this bag being half as wow-worthy in ten years time.
Michelle Williams was spotted with the Catcher in the Rye Olympia Le Tan clutch (and as it’s my favourite book of all time, I would never say the bag wasn’t worth investing in) but for all other book bags, I think you might as well just buy the book and pretend you’ve splashed out on the bag. Just wave it about frantically if it looks like someone is onto you… no one will ever know and you’ll save over £1,000 and you can spend it on a bag that doesn’t look like something you borrowed from the library.